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presidential challenger, mitt romney, both in new york city today. the president making his case to the united nations. romney still making his case to you and me. >> president obama is urging fellow leaders to take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders, in all countries, to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism. >> speaking to the united nations general assembly, president obama condemned the antiislam film sparking protests overseas, but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its developing nuclear program. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be detained. it will threaten the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> after the president's address, he headed across town to speak to former president, bill clinton's gathering of global leader. that's where gop presidential challenger, mitt romney, began his day. joking about the perks of an introduction from the former president. >> if there's one thing
think that mitt romney is in a position to win this presidential race. i think it is very important that he stop acting like a candidate and start acting like the president of the united states. what i would have had him do today is be meeting with these four leaders as the president refused to do and give that differentiation between the president of the united states sitting there on a talk show talking about being eye candy and having mitt romney meeting with leaders to try and solve these problems. that is what will be hit -- see him do. lou: and yet, and yet president obama, despite brushing aside the prime minister, despite just simply refusing to meet with any number of the leaders who one would have believed, as we pointed out, are from that statement by the candid obama some five years ago, really. it just makes no sense, what is happening here that suddenly the campaign takes priority over the business of state. >> well -- lou: and there is no comment in the mainstream media. >> well, the mainstream media has totally brushed anything this president has done a side of what
the pressure on romney in these presidential debates, the first one a week from tomorrow, guys. october 3rd, thanks very much. bill clinton on mitt romney and the 47%. the former president talks to cnn's pierce morgan about the republican nominee and why the debates could make all the difference. >> announcer: this is the day. the day that we say to the world of identity thieves "enough." we're lifelock, and we believe you have the right to live free from the fear of identity theft. our pledge to you? as long as there are identity thieves, we'll be there. we're lifelock. and we offer the most comprehensive identity theft protection ever created. lifelock: relentlessly protecting your identity. call 1-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties!
presidential debate. jessica, thanks. also in new york city mitt romney speaking at the clinton global initiative just ahead of the president. romney focused on foreign policy as well vowing he would link u.s. foreign aid to trade with help going to developing countries that remove barriers to investment and trade. he also discussed unrest in the middle east and said he would have a different approach than president obama. >> a lot of americans including myself are developed -- excuse me, are troubled by developments in the middle east. syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our em bass dor to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. iran is moving towards nuclear weapons capability. we somehow feel that we're at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. a year from now i hope to return this meeting as president having made substantial progress towards the forms i've outlined. i also hope to remind the world of the goodness and the bigness of the american heart. never apologize for america
of governor romney. >> we know all the time the presidential candidate has to be smart enough not to get himself in the holes and he has not passed that particular test. it's not enough, should not be enough to shift the whole world media, but if it does, it does. he's got to be beyond it, that's his challenge and he's got to make a credible case. >> so much of what's going on with the white house and the administration, they've misdiagnosed the economy, they've misdiagnosed the problems, you know, we had, you know, a summer of recovery, escape velocity language out of the who white house and 2010. and even the federal reserve saying we're more focused on inflation in in 2010 than growth-- is the american media more focused on economic justice versus economic growth? >> to a degree i agree. we need a recovery to recover from this recovery. and it's badly structured, badly thought through and frankly the possibility of doing something early enough is behind us. so everybody is paying the price in terms of the national economy. but the reflection of that is, 23, 24 million people who were
until the first presidential debate. mitt romney is telling nbc news, the race is tied. really? well, tonight we'll reintroduce the romney campaign to the concept of arithmetic. this is "the ed show," let's get to work. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> mitt romney is still trying to clean up his 47% problem and america isn't buying it.
will be posted the first presidential election to ask the question about gun violence. another. you don't hear much debate between the republican candidate mitt romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy now.org and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set up a lunch counter in to grant them and yet, what do we see today? state after state, efforts to suppress voting rights instead of expanding them. not enough people vote in this country. in pennsylvania, there is legislation now on the books that could disenfranchise between 750,000-1 million people. president obama won by 600,000 boats in pennsylvania last time.
presidential debate, meanwhile mitt romney is off to the trail. we have two reports, we begin with nbc's peter alexander, he's with the romney campaign in boston, with a good morning to you, peter. what are you hearing about all the debate preps today. he o'clock najs that this is an important opportunity in her debate. people have a tendency to focus on the small things, like the color of a candidate's tie or the dramatic one liners, which is his need to get across the big picture message. he says if he does that, he thinks he can be effective over the course of the next three debates and ultimately win this thing. we heard this morning from governor chris christie of new jersey, i want to play you another clip from new jersey this morning. chris christ >> and so they're going start tuning in on wednesday night and when they do, governor romney's going to lay out his vision for a better and greater america and better opportunity for all of our citizens, and i think that's when you're going to see this race really start to tighten and move to governor romney's direction. come thursday morning,
. on the left that is republican presidential candidate romney who is shaking hands with former president clinton. romney is about to speak and we also know that president obama will be speaking in new york as well before the united nations. let's listen just a moment. >> i appreciate your kind words and introduction. if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good [ laughter ] >> that was just a light moment, romney speaking before the clinton global initiative meeting in new york. we'll get more details about what he says a little bit later on. >>> the time is 6:15. president obama will try to counter some of the criticism about his foreign policy when he goes before the united nations. >> reporter: the president will say the u.s. will do what it must to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. his address to the united nations coming a day after the iran president told a group of reporters israel would eventually be eliminated and had no roots in the middle east. he said they don't take the
mitt romney looks very presidential but he's out there on the trail now and every time i turn on my tv, it's the same political rally with paul ryan and the same crowd around him state after state after state, and it looks like a political beauty pageant. it looks like politics, not like governing. you don't want to run for president looking like a candidate. you want to run for president looking like a president. and i think doing some more important things, for example, go where the problem is, mitt romney, go to an inner city and find out what's happened to the american family that's falling apart. go where the problem is. go to an unemployment line, talk to some people, but quit having political events. >> alex castellanos, paul begala, thank you. >>> follow me on facebook or twitter. up next, latest developments on libya and how some of the story came to light. there's a health company that can help you stay that way. what's healthier than that? turn to senokot-s tablets. senokot-s has a natural vegetable laxative ingredient plus the comfort of a stool softener for gentle, overnig
putting yourself out there. i' show you the precise moment when mitt romney lost the presidential camcampaign, and i not what youk. re in "the cycle" for thursday, september 27th. >> for all you political and baseball fans out there who knkow the game is played eve ur h on "the cycle," i have news for you. it's raining. so we're in a delay until next thursday. the incumbent is leading into october in the debates. they're both in battleground virginia, my home state today. we'll have more later. r presidential football.'s te >> personal foul, number 93, red. >> the officls lost control of the philadelphia/baltimore game among others. >> yes, unless you areurie r ouwhefl has kicked the replacement refs to the curb. >> the packers playing at the goal line. as wilson scrambles t keep it alive. the game's final play is to the end neic fed tate with jennings simultaneous. who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! one guy goes on touchdown, and the other said no. >> that play is why the regular akthld starting tonight in baltimore. what does that have to do with the presidential rac
among likely voters, 48-46. in nevada, leads by two. new hampshire, leads by seven points. romney launched his presidential campaign there and has a summer home there. we will see. we have three more polls, state polls and big three next week before the debate, a national poll coming out, but you see the environment. one other interesting note on polling, if you average the nine states together in the various leads, almost looks identical to the national polls. five and a half point lead for the president, 49, 44 with rounding, which of course is where all the national polls sit around five points for the president. romney starts his morning in a state that hasn't been able to put into play, pennsylvania. he will speak to veterans at valley forge military academy in a philadelphia suburb. only public event of the day. he will be fund-raising in philadelphia, probably the motivation why he is in philly. slew of national polls show how damaging romney's remark on the 47% has been to his campaign. the most recent national polls trails the president by 5 to 8 points. instead of punchi
for coverage of republican presidential candidate mitt romney. you speaking this point at the clinton global initiative, an annual meeting of global leaders seeking solutions to international problems. mitt romney will be introduced by former president bill clinton and so. it is expected to get started shortly and we will have a live for you on c-span2. until then highlights of the august session of question time in the australian parliament. ♪ >> hello, i'm david with some highlights of the last sitting of the australian parliament. one of the issues that is been talking the labor, here in australia is asylum-seekers. they been coming in record numbers on leaky boats and some sadly have been drowning at sea trying to get here. the government has been under a lot of pressure from the opposition to take a tougher policy to deter votes from making history. finally, the government act down and embraced the opposition's policy. after it was recommended by an expert panel. i asylum-seekers will now be sent to the tiny pacific country of not move and an island. have the claims process. rather th
important -- but nevertheless i wrote in that book that romney would make a great presidential nominee. i didn't know who the nominee would be. it's not a book about romney. i was proven remarkably impressionable by the 2007 book. the dean of the columbia school of journalism. the new yorkers national political reporter and always the go to guy for national political stories. the profile the in 2005 for the new yorker. it was a very nice piece. he told his liberal democratic leaders, the most influential conservative you ever heard of. okay. [laughter] that's okay, i guess. i don't really speak to the manhattan crowd, the your crowd. how many of you describe to the new yorker? i rest my case. he had read that and remembered that i've written this book about romney. what do you think now? have read the book. no, i haven't. go back and read in and coming back. he did. he called me back in about a week. what do you think of the book? we talked about it. in fact, i made predictions about this campaign which have come to be true, how ban would be mitt romney's greatest vulnerability. how the m
york city, taking center stage in the presidential campaign, mitt romney and president barack obama making major foreign policy speeches today befomney initiative, the president speaking there as well, but more imrtantly president obama addressing the united nations today and he hit on a lot of topics, iran, talked syria, coemnethe deadly anti-american protests that rippled across the american world. i want to play some of this for you. this is when the president gets personal. he's calling for patience and restraint. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian and yesterday we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i always defend their righ to do so. >> there was some applause afterwards. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin for me outside the u.n. today. it is a very personal approach, jessica, from the presidt, wo't you agree putng himself out there ying what he did? >> reporter: he was explaining to th
.m. on c-span's "q&a." last week, both republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama spoke at the clinton global initiative in new york. mr. romney spoke in the morning about the attack on the american consulate in libya and outlined his plan for foreign aid to the middle east. he is introduced by former president bill clinton. >> good morning. good morning. i want to begin by thanking governor romney for coming here today. this is really important. all of you who were there last night know if we cannot cooperate over these issues we cannot find it anywhere. this is really important. i thought i would introduce him by giving you an example of one personal experience we had together, when i passed legislation and signed it from congress, the model for me was a program based in boston called city year, which a lot of you know about. it is a great program. when i left the white house there was discussion about whether americorps would be defunded, the largest affiliate in the united states was city year, and mitt romney was on the board. i wrote him a letter saying we sh
preparations. he will be joined by senator john kerry who is playing the role of republican presidential nominee mitt romney. >>> there is trouble for florida's republican party where a voter registration controversy is brewing. the state's party fired a private consulting firm it hired to help registered voters after learning it may have submitted fraudulent registration forms. suspicious forms have been discovered in at least five florida counties. >>> rick santorum says mitt romney and the republicans should support todd akin. santorum says an akin win is necessary. akin is challenging democratic senator claire mccaskill. he has been criticized by both democrats and republicans for using the term legitimate rape. >>> down ballot politics are next with maryland governor martin o'malley and missouri senator roy blunt. [ male announcer ] now you can swipe... scroll... tap... pinch... and zoom... in your car. introducing the all-new cadillac xts with cue. ♪ don't worry. we haven't forgotten, you still likthings to push. [ engine revs ] the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's brin
, presidential. now, when mitt romney was speaking about foreign policy on the same day, he was wildly lashes out in every direction. look at this contrast. >> syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. iran is moving towards nuclear weapons capability. we somehow feel we're at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. >> lashing out in all directions. the president didn't call syria because he didn't do anything. he's at fault in iran for not doing something. he's at fault in egypt for doing something. hey, mitt, what's your great idea for all those countries should we have supported mubarak or freedom and democracy there. you've got no answers. all you have is vitriol against the president. he's not alone among conservatives. eric bowling on fox news channel, get a load of his idea on foreign policy. >> $23 billion we've given pakistan since 9/11. maybe it's time to cut off the aid and send a drone. >> maybe invade their embass and do some bomb
are six weeks away from the presidential election. both mitt romney and paul riot are in a critical state of ohio polls show that they have some catching up to do. >> you are used to being targeted, you're used to be one of those of battleground states within your power is the ability to very well decide not just to will be the next president of the united states, but what kind of country we will have. >> won a new poll says the president is now leading romney 52%-44 percent among likely voters in ohio. as for the president he is also headed back to ohio and the college towns of bowling green and cancer. more good news about the housing market one index said home prices went up 1.6% between june and july. that is the the third straight month of improvements. that is not the end of it. the average price of homes in those markets have returned to their best levels in nine years low mortgage rates and a tighter supply of available homes are being credited with lifting prices. >> temperatures this afternoon are right where we expected them to be. >> here is a look at temperatures tomorrow
42 days until the presidential election and with a new poll showing mitt romney's path to the presidency rapidly narrowing, paul ryan is rapidly realizing that he is well on his way to becoming the next losing vice president candidate. so he is desperately trying to avoid the stench of romney. yes, the stench. that is what paul ryan is actually calling mitt romney, according to politico. reportedly he has been marching around the campaign bus saying things like if stench calls, take a message. and tell stench i'm having finer sandwiches with peggy noonan and will text him later. today paul ryan campaigned with the stench in ohio, where the stench is trailing president obama by 8 points. he's got one new idea. he has one thing he did not do in his first four years which is to raise taxes. >> look at that worship in paul ryan's eyes in that shot. >> among likely ohio voters president obama leads. no republican has won the presidency without winning ohio. this map shows the results of recent battle ground state polls. the "washington post" notes quote, with ohio leaning hi
on the presidential elections. president obama is getting less debate practice that mitt romney and has blocked out three days to prepare. is scheduled to begin on sunday and includes time for his daily briefings and three afternoon debate sessions. president obama has canceled some preparation because of events in the middle east. mitt romney has made his first direct to camera spot where he said "we should not measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good job." "the word compassion and the message of lifting people from poverty seems aimed at containing damage from the governor romney's remarks at a secret tape fund-raiser in may." mitt romney and president obama hit the campaign trail today in ohio. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> we underestimate how much we forget of our own ideas and of the things we read. we're just terrible. even those of us who have good memories will forget, particularly if an idea is just a fleeting something is interesting and then i
this back to politics. >> i love it. >> we're in the middle of a presidential race. you look at romney, look at obama. do you see one who is using vulnerability better to make an impression on voters? >> what i -- you know what i see? i like to follow reaction to things like the conventions, to press conferences. what i see is that, you know, slick and shiny and overpromising does not play well anymore for us. i think we want people who stand -- i think we want to see ourselves reflected in our leaders. we want to see people who say, man, this is hard. there's no easy answers. i wish i could bs you into believing there were, but there are not. here is how i want to move forward, this is what i think is important. i think we're ready for some really deep authenticity, some realness, and we want to see leaders whose lives and struggles are reflected, you know. we want to see ourselves reflected in their stories and experiences. i think we're done. i think -- i really think, you know, ironically i started my research six months before 9/11, and so it's been a really powerful thing to watch kind
increases in place three times. i want to be very clear about this. mitt romney and i will never waiver in our commitment to our seniors. our plans actually saved these programs. >> biden and ryan's one and only debate is next thursday in kentucky. >>> and former republican presidential candidate rick santorum says mitt romney and republicans should support todd akin. he says an akin win is essential for the republican party to win control of the senate. akin is challenging claire mccaskill. he has been criticized after using the term "legitimate rape." our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadillac. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with advan
participated in presidential debates whereas mitt romney has not had that opportunity. it's incumbent on both of them to get their message out. but the key for governor romney is go out there and be respectful and be strong and make sure that the truth gets out there. he's going to get out there and show he has a choice. we have a choice between a president with a record who promotes government dependency as opposed to romney who will help upward mobility for this country. that's a choice the american people want to make and they will make an informed choice based on the facts getting out there. >> you don't think it helped mitt romney had the primary to go through going up against your former bosses in those debates? >> those are certainly helpful. but when you have obviously more than one person you're going against, it's rather difficult. but the good thing as we saw in '08, what he was good with the mccain/obama debates, he let them go face to face. i expect to see that wednesday night. that's good. get the two of them in there debating the issues. make sure each of them are factually acc
of the swing states that will decide the presidential election. well, here is mitt romney, we have heard these words before, sounds as though he's downplaying expectations as they say. take a listen. >> people want to know who is going to win, who is going to score the punches and who is going to make the biggest difference in the arguments they make and there is going to be all the scoring of winning and losing. >> so romney is saying, no, it is not about winning, not about losing, it is about america. but you have a lot of republicans, newt gingrich, for example, saying, hey, mitt romney, get out there, pick a fight, and win it. jim acosta with me now from the romney campaign. the debate, of course, tomorrow night in denver, you, sir, are in littleton, colorado. should we take mitt romney at face value when he says this debate is not about me winning? >> reporter: well, brooke, i think this is all part of the debate expectations game that has been going on for several days now. i think you also sort of heard mitt romney downplay some of the talk that has been going on since the new yor
or something substanning? >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney at the global clinton initiative today. >> thank you, mr. president. it's an honor to be here this morning and i appreciate your kind words and that introduction is very touching. if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got do is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. so -- smart comes with 8 airbag, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. that's genius! we knew you needed a platform that could really help you elevate your trading. so we built it. chances of making this? it's a lot easier to find out if a trade is potentially profitable. just use our trade & probability calculator and there it is. for all the reasons you trade options
that has present obama leading mitt romney by six points nationally. for one big reason, half of the polls say they have an unfavorable view of mitt romney. bloomberg reports, this is a september high for a presidential challenger in the last three decades. bloombg quotes a 40-year-old lfcr libertarian on virginia, why she's going to vote for obama. now, this isn't cheerleading for obama by any means but explains romney's problem. if i have to choose between the two, i prefer barack obama over mitt. i think mitt romney is so out of touch. it mostly a protest against him d reblican blen it's not that i think obama has done such a great job. here's an independent speaking. romney's high unfavorable numbers can be linked to awkward and cringe-inducing moments in debates and on the campaign trail. let's listen to some. >> rk, i'll te youha 10 b? $10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business. >> we could raise taxes on people. that's not -- >> corporation! >> corporation! >> corporations are people, my friend. ♪ o beautiful for scious skies for amber ves gra ♪ ♪ for purple mountains m
on a day like today, you know, to look presidential. i think probably governor romney felt the same way in coming to cgi. i think both men being there, it's important to put foreign policy front and center at this point in the campaign. >> i thought it was good mitt romney went there, cracked a couple of good jokes, and you have to say, look at the overall position in this election, it seems extraordinary to me that the polls seem to be widening. when you have a country that's 8.2% unemployment, $16 trillion in debt, gas prices doubling, all of the huge sticks to beat the incumbent president with. and you look at it, mitt romney has to win, the lead stretched to an eight-point lead. why is this happening? why is mitt romney not able to persuade the public, despite the devastating statistics against barack obama's tenure? he's apparently rolling away to victory in places like ohio? >> is that for me, piers? >> yes, richard. >> thank you. first there, are ebbs and flows. jimmy carter was far ahead in his election against ronald reagan, where he was beaten decessively. i think polls would
: on the eve of the first presidential debate, what's going on today behind closes doors. governor john sununu, senior adviser to the romney campaign. >> i don't own stock in either fannie mae or freddie mac. mr. speaker i know that sounds like an enormous revelation. but have you checked your own investments? you also have investments in mutual funds that invest in fannie mae and freddie mac. [ female announcer ] food, meet flavor. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it into skillet dishes, for an instant dose of... hell-o! [ female announcer ] get recipes at flavorboost.com. bill: a major scare for passengers onboard two american airline flights. their seats came loose in mid-flight. an american airlines pilot putting the heat on the company for that. >> american airlines operates the oldest fleet in america. as your car gets older it requires more maintenance. as our aircraft gets older it requires more maintenance. not just pilots can write an aircraft. there are 1,000 furlough notices. bill: what needs to happen here? this
. onbig ason, half of the polls say they have an unfavorable view of mitt romney. bloomberg reports, this is a september high for a presidential challenger in the last three decades. bloomberg quotes a 40-year-old insurance agent from virginia, self-described libertarian on why she's going to vote for obama. now, this isn't cheerleang for obama by any mns but explains romney's problem. if havtoostwth two, i prefer barack obama over mitt. i think mitt romney is so out of touch. it's mostla protest against him and the republican establishment. it's not that i think obama has done such a great job. re's an independenspeaking. romney's hh unfavorable ern intowkwa and cringe-inducing moments in debates and on the campaign trail. let's listen to some. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks? $10 >> i'm not in the betting business. >> we could raise taxes on people. that's not- >> corporation! orti ♪ o beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountains majesty ♪ above the fruited plain >> well, i don't know why he got into the fruited plain there, but
. these debates are not going to be a slam dunk for president obama as many people say. governor romney is very effective in that type of venue and setting and he looks presidential, so i think these debates are going to be very, very interesting. you saw both men at their best today. >> the great sasha eisenberg tweeted this was the mitt romney that david brooks has wanted to see all along, yut lining policy, fluent on the topics. talk about the president for a second, steve. there has been a lot of consternation and critique in certain corners about the fact that the president isn't meeting with any world leaders. on one point on "the view" talking about what happened in terms of the death of ambassador chris stevens and your assessment of whether this was a good move? >> well, look, first of all, on the way he phrases the things on 60 minutes when he talked about the bump in the road he gave his political opponents ammunition. i don't think there's going to be a long-term effect. the issues raised this week about he should have met with netanya netanyahu, other world leaders, there's some po
are concentrating on the presidential campaign. last sunday the president and mitt romney appeared on 60 minutes. >> not everything you do right off the bat when you have emergencies here and there and everywhere, not everything is going to work the first time. >> there is no question that washington is broken. i happen to think that flows from the president. i think ultimately the buck stops at the president's desk. he would probably say the same thing. >> he would blame on republican congress? >> his challenge to blaming on the republican congress, first two years, the majority of his term he had a democratic congress. >> bill: you basically getting shoulders and heads. >> with obama did you see some lap. but i notice about president obama he you saw more gestures with him. he was gesticulated go a lot. he made no eye contact. he was prepared to answer the questions. he looked down and thinks about it and puts his head back up. >> bill: he looked more jumpy than romney? >> but in addition to that how he brings things on to himself. this he is defending the responsibility which is change for hi
. this is a chance for mr. romney to look presidential at a time when polls show strong support for mr. obama's foreign policy is slipping. you are a former speechwriter. what does governor romney need to say today? >> well, it is interesting because president obama -- just a few weeks ago president obama was boasting about his foreign policy achievements and mocking mitt romney for how little foreign policy experience he has. it is a difference what a couple of weeks makes. as you point out the polls show the support for president obama's foreign policy is dropping particularly among independents. "wall street journal" poll in august showed that they supported obama's porn policy -- approved by a margin -- foreign policy approved by a margin of four points. it has become a central issue in this campaign and not hard to see why the support is following. the middle east is on fire. american ambassador killed in libya and -- who -- and administration is not only -- has spent days denying it was a terrorist attack but attacked you on cnn when you reported that it was a terrorist attack and the a
battleground states including razor-thin leads in north carolina and nevada and a bigger lead in mitt romney's vacation destination, new hampshire. all of it comes with a new headline from politico. in the end, it's mitt. all of us making a first presidential debate, which is less than one week away now even more critical for the governor. let's bring in "news nation" panel. david godfrin, michael and steve daise, conservative radio talk show host. thanks to you for being with me on this friday. steve, let me start with you. these new poll numbers, the head-to-head showing the president now ahead in all three states, north carolina, nevada and new hampshire. new hampshire, of course, romney's home away from home where he has a vacation spot. governor romney's favorables continue to be underwater in all but north carolina now. combine these numbers with what we've seen all week, how worried are republicans? how worried are they that we're approaching the point where it might be time to focus on the congressional races? >> i think people are getting very worried, and i had a pollster doing con
when governor romney jumps on every statement in the presidential campaign they don't want to do the meetings. problems around the world are not going away. one of the big ones iran. here is what the is going to say. make no mistake a knew clear armed iran is not a challenge to be not contained. it risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and unraveling of the non-proliferation treaty. that is why a coalition of countries is holding iran accountable and that is why the united states must do when we must to prevent iran -- that last part, the we must do what we must to prevent iran obtaining nuclear weapon. what does that mean? will he launch u.s. military action. what will he do if israel launch as unilateral attack before the election against iran to stop its nuclear program? these are the major questions. martha: that is to the heart of it. that is what benjamin netanyahu said, wait, wait for what? this is the crux of the tension between the two. ed, thanks so much. be back to you in a little while. bill: we want to get back to carl cameron. you know what is on the pl
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